Junior, Kearsley High School, Flint, MI

We need this type of education to be the generation that changes the world, thank you for giving us that.

Sophomore, Hayfield Secondary School, Fairfax, VA

Thanks for the excellent show and the advice on saving – I’m gonna start saving away money in a compound interest account ASAP.

Sophomore, Quince Orchard High School, Sandy Spring, MD

You guys are probably the most down to earth kind of band I’ve met but at the same time you are not. You were great on stage and your performance blew me away. I am so glad you came to our school. I LOVE YOU.

Freshman, Quince Orchard High School, Sandy Spring, MD

You just played at Quince Orchard today and I came in thinking it was just a regular old boring event. YOU TOTALLY CHANGED MY PERSPECTIVE and I thank you for giving such a great performance today. :)

Junior, Quince Orchard High School, Sandy Spring, MD

You did a great job there guys and I love how you’re not just doing your thing and playing music but also taking time to educate students about their future and how they can make it better. Keep up the good work guys!

Sophomore, Hermitage High School, Richmond, VA

I really believe your band is making a big impact on our society. Not only was your music really good, but somehow you made economics fun.

Sophomore, New Kent Schools, New Kent, VA

Thank you for taking your time to come out to New Kent High School to perform for us, it was a really enjoyable experience for me. I really thought that you all were very great musicians and I hope that you continue to live up this dream that you all have for your future. I also want to thank you for taking the time to give us valuable information that we will need as we get older. I think that you showed not only me but others about how important money is and how we need to find a budget. I have learned that I do not want to get older and become a mess because I do not know how to handle money but I want to create a dream that you guys also created and form it into my own and have great money management. I really enjoyed your concert and I hope that you continue giving this life lesson to all others around the world. I am really glad that you took the chance to come out to New Kent High School and show us how you play and also the valuable life lessons that can really help how I am when I get older.

Sophomore, Hermitage High School, Richmond, VA

Love your music and love what you’re doing. You’re gonna be a big impact on some of these kids’ lives and I’m one of them. Thanks

Sophomore, New Kent Schools, New Kent, VA

Thank you Gooding, You taught me to be a little more successful in my life.

Freshman, Hermitage High School, Richmond, VA

Thank you for teaching us about how to manage our money and make sure we don’t dig a financial hole for ourselves. Also, I really enjoyed your music. I went home and listened to more. I’m definitely going to try to see you guys again if possible. Thank you!

4th grader, New Kent Schools, New Kent, VA

Hey, I really enjoyed your performance. I’m lucky to have seen that and also receive some neat lessons about responsibility and prioritizing. Thanks so much for coming to my school and giving us your time. I like your music a lot. I needed that.

Senior, Orange High, Orange, NJ

I just want to say that I am a fan of you guys now. It was a great vibe you put off, and great information you gave us. Thank you guys for coming to Orange High (literally in the middle of nowhere) and giving us a great show/ advice!

Sophomore, New Kent Schools, New Kent, VA

Thank you for performing at New Kent High School! Your wisdom has encouraged me to invest in a Roth IRA. I am looking forward to having money set aside for retirement that has accumulated interest throughout my life! Thanks so much!

Thank You Letter from New Kent HS to Sponsor, Virginia Credit Union

On behalf of New Kent High School, let me say a great big thank you for sponsoring the GOODING Concert and Financial Literacy Program at NKHS yesterday. It’s because of sponsors like you and a band like GOODING that partner with schools through out the country that students are learning SMART Goals about how to manage their money and invest in their future. This is such an important message for this generation. What an awesome opportunity it was for our students to have a rock concert here on campus and reinforce what they have been learning about financial literacy. We would welcome the opportunity to host GOODING again here at NKHS. We look forward to working with you again in the very near future.

You rock!

Senior, New Kent Schools, New Kent, VA

I just wanted to say thank you so much for coming and visiting New Kent schools and playing for us. And thank you so much for letting me meet you guys. In the small time that we talked it helped me see the possibilities that the future holds.

Student, Kearsley High School, Flint, MI

I loved when you came to Kearsley high school in flint. I loved the music. You guys made me stop and think of what i should do to pursue my dream job and dream goal. I will keep my head up high and never give up.

Junior, Kearsley High School, Flint, MI

I totally enjoyed the concert, the music, and the energy of the band. I am so happy I got to experience something like this! the financial advice and direction is so important to me, continue on with this! It’s awesome!

Freshman, Kearsley High School, Flint, MI

You inspired me to start caring about how I spend my money.

Junior, Kearsley High School, Flint, MI

You guys rock thank you very much for coming to my school. I really enjoyed your performance it was very cool. Also your speech after the music was very inspiring and made me want to put money into a ROTH IRA right now, and I will. Thank you!!

Freshman, Kearsley High School, Flint, MI

You guys visited Kearsley earlier today and you guys are awesome! will start my S.M.A.R.T goals when I’m 16, but soon I will get a job! You guys rock.

Awesome…..music transcends all ….. it is a fresh way to reach out to our youth and engage them in learning, planning, and preparing for their financial future….. start early and avoid others missteps! The kids got their lightbulbs turned on and the concert captured and enticed them to act, listen and learn. – Lisa Detanna, Managing Director and Senior Vice President, Investments Global Wealth Solutions Group of Raymond James